Tyson Gay, Kelly-Ann Baptiste Win 100m In Clermont

CLERMONT, FL - Tyson Gay won the men's 100m at the NTC/PURE Athletics Sprint Elite Meet at NTC Training Center in Clermont FL, on Saturday (14).

CLERMONT, FL – Tyson Gay won the men’s 100m at the NTC/PURE Athletics Sprint Elite Meet at NTC Training Center in Clermont FL, on Saturday (14).

The 2007 three-time World Championships gold medallist, posted a season’s best time of 10.03 (+0.4) seconds for victory in the event – bettering his previous season’s best of 10.08, achieved at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston, on 7 May.

Gay had also clocked 10.03 secs (+1.9) to win his heat earlier in the day on Saturday.

The 33-year-old who was second to Usain Bolt in the world record race at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, in 2009, is hoping to find his best form again, as he seeks to earn a place on the USA team to the Rio Olympic Games later this summer.

Finishing second to the American in the final was Antigua and Barbuda’s Daniel Bailey, the World Indoor Championships bronze medallist in 2010, who ran 10.14. He also had a season’s best 10.12 in the heats.

Julian Reus of Germany was third in 10.25.

Trinidad and Tobago’s 2011 World Championships 100m bronze medallist, Kelly-Ann Baptiste took the women’s race in a season’s best effort of 11.14 secs (+0.3), while finishing second in the 200m behind USA’s Joanna Atkins, in a seasonal best of 22.73.

Atkins won the 200m in 22.40 and was second to Baptiste in the 100m in 11.22, the same time as Germany’s Rebekka Haase (11.22).

German sprinter Aleixo Platini Menga, without any wind at all, set a personal best of 20.27 to take the men’s 200m over USA’s Dedric Dukes (20.41) and another German, Robert Hering (20.55) who both ran season bests.

In other results, Milan Ristic of Serbian took the men’s 110m hurdles crown in a national record of 13.39 secs, while Jamaica’s Monique Morgan set a personal best of 12.80 secs to take the women’s 100m hurdles.

Elsewhere, Nadia Eke of Ghana set a national record of 13.75m to win the women’s triple jump competition, Ivonne Trevino stretched out to a new Mexican national record of 6.52m to win the women’s long jump, while Sweden’s Erika Kinsey cleared 1.90 to secure top spot in the women’s high jump.

Steve Campbell
Steve Campbell

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